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Old 02-17-2012, 01:16 PM   #1  
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Default Age 60 Line Checks No More!

Thankfully, those pesky extra line checks for our "senior" pilots will soon be a thing of the past. If you think about it, it makes sense. If past performance is any indicator of future performance, these pilots have been passing check rides for more than 30 years. Might I suggest the same for those semi-annual physical exams.

I say let's take it another step in the right direction, maybe two steps:

Step 1. Assign a cruise pilot to ride along with anyone over 60. This will allow them to eat, sleep, rest or whatever they prefer. When they are ready, they can step forward to make the landing and show us all how it's done.

Step 2. Bump that arbitrary age limit to 70. After all they have earned that priviledge.

Then we can stop deluding ourselves that any legislative changes to FARs or fine print to CBAs are for anything other than to satisfy one special interest or another.
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Thankfully, those pesky extra line checks for our "senior" pilots will soon be a thing of the past. If you think about it, it makes sense. If past performance is any indicator of future performance, these pilots have been passing check rides for more than 30 years..
This part of your post is exactly correct. The rest? Not so much...
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I'm still floored these dudes have nothing else to do outside flying planes.
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I'm still floored these dudes have nothing else to do outside flying planes.
They do! They are all going to vote to keep CB and TH so the junior guys don't take over the union
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I'm still floored these dudes have nothing else to do outside flying planes.

No hobbies, no family life ... like you said, nothing better to do. It's kind of PATHETIC!
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You gotta love the entitlement mentality of the new generation. Discusting really. But it is what it is.
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You gotta love the entitlement mentality of the new generation. Discusting really. But it is what it is.
I am with you brother! Those greedy buggers who thought they were entitled to fly past 60, when no one before them did, and pushed it through while everyone behind them suffered certainly make me ill! It is what it is though..
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"Discusting (sic) really. But it is what it is."

Much like the spelling abilities of the Alzheimers generation?
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New generation? You mean the kids I saw outside the mall today? What did they do to you? Is "discusting" new generation slang for having a discussion or did you mean disgusting? Thanks for all you do.
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